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Unauthorised sale of plots going on


Tribune News Service

Solan, March 10
The unauthorised sale of plots has been going on, leading to development of illegal colonies, especially in New Nalagarh.

The government has restrained Registrars and Sub-Registrars since 2007 from registering sale deeds and division documents unless approved by the Town and Country Planning Department, but the directions are not followed.

The directions apply to all planning areas notified by the department and includes the Baddi-Barotiwala-Nalagarh industrial belt. The approved division should be entered in the revenue records to ensure that there is no dispute.

As per norms, the saleable area of plots cannot exceed 60 per cent and 40 per cent has to be utilised for circulation, infrastructure, parking, parks, open spaces, playgrounds, recreational pursuits and basic services. The directions appear to have been given the go-by.

The problem leads to development of colonies with varying plot sizes. At times, plots leave little space for setbacks and common paths.

Assistant Town and Country Planner Sandeep Sharma agrees that violations have been detected. Nalagarh Tehsildar RD Harnote says they have declined to register many plots and are educating plot owners about procedures.